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Small Animal Vet Warren House Veterinary Group Anchor Rd, Rochester ME1 2PR, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
RCVS Fees Assoc. Subs Funded CPD Discount for own pets Enhanced Paid Sick Leave Pension
Posted on: 20 Nov 2023

Job Description

Warren House Veterinary Group are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join their team across the Medway towns in Kent.

Are you looking to join a well-supported practice, with a longstanding team (84 years of Vet experience and 321 years’ experience as an entire team!), with the ability to work cases up to a high standard?

Would you like to work in the beautiful county of Kent, only a 40-minute train journey from London?

Warren House are a progressive, small animal practice, providing a high standard of care to our patients. You will be working with a skilled team of Vets, including vets with interests in orthopaedics, ultrasonography, soft tissue surgery, dermatology and acupuncture.

Consulting, case management, surgery, and dentistry. You have paperwork time to report results and discuss cases with owners, reading around cases and estimating and booking in any non-routine surgeries/diagnostics. 

You need to work well within a team and be able to communicate well with clients as well as have a good medical knowledge and confidence in most common surgical procedures and dentistry.

Rota and package

- Full-time or part-time role (open to flexible working hours)

- 1:3 Saturday only weekend rota with time off in lieu 9am to 4pm or 9am to 12.30pm

- No OOH

- Salary is up to £60,000 (negotiable depending on experience)

- Good mix of surgery and consults (this can be tailored to your skillset and preference)

Benefits include

- Relocation package available

- RCVS and VDS fees paid

- External CPD funded (£1,500 allowance and 5 days off)

- Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

- Career progression opportunities

- Staff discount schemes

- Life assurance

- Enhanced sickness pay

- Enhanced Equal Family leave for birth/adoption

- E-car salary sacrifice scheme

- Employer contribution pension scheme

- Recruitment referral reward scheme

- Wellness program including:

- Employee assistance program

- Eyecare voucher scheme

- Free annual Flu jab

- Cycle to work scheme

Why I like working for the Warren House group - Gemma Blackmur

'An excellent team - the whole team at Warren house are brilliant. We laugh every day and support one another both professionally and personally; we are definitely more like friends than colleagues. We have a group of very experienced vets and nurses who are happy to help one another when needed often without needing to be asked.

We see great case variety, with the option to work cases up and follow through internally rather than to always refer, but the non-pressured option to refer as required.

The option for flexible working hours is also available - I have recently changed my hours to suit my other love outside of work, which is riding, and as a practice they were happy to do this.'

About Us

The Warren House Veterinary Surgery first opened in 1982 at the Rochester site. Since starting the business, it has continually grown and is now a group of four small animal practices, all based in the Medway Towns.

The branches all have 2 to 3 consulting rooms, separate dog and cat wards, prep rooms, and sterile surgical theatres. Each branch also has its own clinical facilities so that we can offer inhouse laboratory services, digital x-ray, and ultrasound facilities on all sites. We also have endoscopy facilities across the group and our fabulous team of vets have a vast array of special interests from orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery to ophthalmology, dermatology, and complementary therapies. We are happy to employ the services of peripatetic specialist when needed as well, meaning our patients do not always need to travel to referral centres. We also support and encourage further study if this is something you wish to pursue.

Our teams are headed up by the Clinical Director and Group Practice Manager who are supported in the senior leadership team by the Lead Vet, Clinical Nurse Manager and Client Care Manager. We then have nurse and client care leads across the group to offer further managerial support to the teams.

Some of our teams have been with the company since it opened almost 40 years ago, and we have both full and part time associates as we have quite a flexible approach and understand that work needs to fit in around life.

Currently we have 8 Vets on the team, 18 RVNs, 3 VCA's and 15 Client Care team members across the group to help meet the needs to our customers. Our teams work across the whole group supporting each other fully. We also have two administrators who take care of some of the finances for the company.

Our Lordswood site works closely with the local cats Protection adoption centre and this branch has achieved the cat friendly clinic silver award. The team from that branch are now working with our other sites to help them achieve accreditations too.

We are looking for a caring and compassionate veterinary surgeon to join our expanding vet team. The ideal candidate must have a friendly approach, great communication skills and the ability to work up cases to a high standard. This role offers a great balance between consults and surgery we are often able to prioritise your preference. We also encourage a great work life balance with flexible hours and protected admin time.

To apply, for more information, or to arrange a confidential chat, please contact Lissa on or call 07523268918.

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